The Beauty and Tragedy of the Sabine Bust
The beautiful yet unfortunate Sabine is a popular Roman art piece that tells of how men abducted women, particularly for sexual pursuit. The bust depicts Sabine’s reaction as she is kidnapped by the Roman men that could be gleaned from her loosened and a tattered undergarment that also doubled as sleepwear in the past. Despite this debacle, Sabine appears to have upturned lips indicating a sheepish smile and is even crowned by a floral headpiece that gives one a glimpse of her ordeal. Perhaps she was innocently grooming herself in her room when a group of miscreants broke inside her estate to rob her of her purity and youthful beauty.
Cast in handmade fibreglass and in the roman stone finish, the Sabine bust stands at 64 centimetres including its base, has a length of 41 centimetres, and a width of 26 centimetres. It also weighs at a moderate 7.8 kilograms which would be perfect as a foyer table centrepiece or an end table display.